What’s Hot This Season?

Richard Petrie Optometrists’ social media whizz, Emma, talks about the new Spring/Summer fashion trends for 2018 and the most fashionable frames in stock this season. 

It’s a good job the Spring/Summer fashion this year is hot because the weather certainly hasn’t been!

The Spring/Summer fashion this year has seen the 1980’s return to fashion, ice cream pastels adding some flavour and transparent clothing become a thing. The catwalks saw collections from the likes of Emporio Armani, Chanel, Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld perfectly styled on models such as Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber.

Showcased in New York, London, Paris and Milan – the fashion capitals of the world, it’s no wonder these trends have become so popular! High street stores have cashed in on replicating these, with an abundance of over-the-top Pat Butcher style earrings, fringed handbags, and the seemingly fashionable bum bags. But stylish accessories don’t have to end there.

The hottest trends have been scooped up by designer brands to bring you some of the best eyewear you have seen yet!

Go Big or Go Home

Large, oversized frames are throwing it back to the 1980’s and are not only popular as sunglasses but as ophthalmic too. They’re the frame to get you noticed, project confidence, and give you that retro look. Oversized glasses are versatile and suit a range of face shapes and sizes.

Chloe is a fantastic brand for oversized frames, produced in metals and plastics in a variety of colours. Our favourite from this season is this Octagonal shaped beauty, which was shortlisted at this year’s Optician Awards. It’s retro in every way; its shape, size and colour just shout the 80’s at you!


Plastic Fantastic

Transparent frames are fast becoming one of the hottest trends for this year. This style has captivated fashion designers across the globe and is being transposed into clothing and accessory designs, and glasses are no exception. The fashion forward transparent frames can be found in clear, pastel and bold colour designs, to suit all glasses wearers.

Ted Baker is known for their trendy designs and celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year they have created an abundance of beautiful glasses. Transparent frames emphasise the subtle and natural look and this fantastic pair captures the fashion trend superbly. Ted Baker has a fantastic range for those gentlemen who want something sophisticated and stylish for everyday wear.


Pretty in Pastels

Pastels are a trend we are seeing across all of our designer brands this season. Not only are they a great accessory to your summer wardrobe but they can have a youthening effect when paired well with your skin colour, and who doesn’t want to look more youthful? We’re seeing a lot of pastel frames in larger sized frames to join in with that retro look and they are great for those with a little quirky side to them.

Our Diane Von Furstenberg range has always been chic, but add these pastel frames to the mix and you’re spoilt for choice. The pink is just bold enough to stand out against your skin, and it’s not too big either! This frame just screams summer at you and would be a perfect addition to your eyewear collection.


Whether you fancy something big and retro, or light and summery we have a wide selection of frames for you to choose from. If you’d like to find out more information about the designer frames we stock, or would like some help picking out the best style for you, come to our practice and see Joanna. She has an eye for great spectacles and can help you find the best pair to suit you. Please feel free to drop by or give us a call on 01332 291010. You can also visit our Facebook page for regular updates on the newest styles.

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